Yard Machines Lawn Mower Review

Gas Powered, 20 Inch Steel Cutting Deck, Side Discharge, Red/Black


Final Score

4.3 / 5 from 126 users

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We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Users appreciate the Yard Machines Lawn Mower for its light weight, which makes it easy to push and maneuver around the yard, especially for small or uneven areas. (10 reviews)

    • “so light that you don't feel like you're pushing a car through the yard”

    • “I can handle this mower so much better then the large push mower that I have been using.”

    • “Great little push mower for small yard”

    • “maneuvers well”

    • “This is a great little mower”

    • “I like the deck size it's a little lighter than our old one but we have hills and uneven ground and what you lose on deck size you make up in weight.”

    • “does well in small areas”

    • “Pushing it was a wam bam easy”

    • “loved this little push mower”

    • “This mower is easy to push up hills, because it is not as heavy as some mowers.”

  • Several reviews indicate the mower is of good quality and performs well according to expectations, justifying its price. (9 reviews)

  • Customers find the mower mostly assembled upon arrival, requiring minimal effort to complete the setup. (8 reviews)

    • “Super easy unfold assembly”

    • “It came mostly assembled (big plus 👍). I didn't even have to read the minor assembly instructions.”

    • “Easy assemble, add oil and fuel and started right up.”

    • “Assembly is very easy”

    • “Easy assembly. Few parts mostly handle.”

    • “It was very easy to set up”

    • “Easy to put together”

  • The mower is reported to deliver close cuts, reducing the need for additional trimming and handling tall weeds effectively. (8 reviews)

    • “close cuts for less trimming”

    • “Cuts great”

    • “Did exactly what I needed it to do and knocked down those weeds in a jiffy”

    • “It mowed my front "yard" well. Since I live in the woods, I needed a basic mower that could mow weeds that were getting pretty tall.”

    • “it cuts beautifully”

    • “bought it to mow the ditch so it wouldn't take me an hour to weed eat now can complete in about 10 minutes.”

    • “Mower seemed to perform well after repairs were made.”

    • “I've used it 3x's and so far it's great for my needs”

  • The Yard Machines Lawn Mower is particularly recommended for small yards or for trimming along fence lines. (5 reviews)

    • “Great little push mower for small yard”

    • “does well in small areas”

    • “This little mower gets the job done on my 1 1/2 acre. Use it to trim along the fence line.”

    • “bought it to mow the ditch”

    • “Just what I was looking for.”

  • The deck size is appreciated for being compact yet effective, and the weight is balanced for ease of pushing, especially on hills and uneven ground. (2 reviews)

    • “so light that you don't feel like you're pushing a car through the yard”

    • “I like the deck size it's a little lighter than our old one but we have hills and uneven ground and what you lose on deck size you make up in weight.”

2 reasons not to buy

  • The cord mechanism inside the motor of the Yard Machines Lawn Mower does not seat correctly, making it difficult to start the engine without applying additional pressure. (2 reviews)

    • “The mechanism that attaches to the chord and sits inside the motor doesn't seat correctly, so pulling the chord just spins the turner without catching the engine.”

    • “If you pull the starter rope 10 times it might engage once or twice.”

  • Front wheels appear to be bowlegged or angled inward, which affects the aesthetic but not the functionality. (1 review)

    • “Worse part......the front wheels look bowlegged. They angel inward like wheelchair wheels.”

Bottom Line

Get your grass in shape with the Yard Machines Lawn Mower. This lightweight, easy-to-push mower is ideal for small yards and tight spaces. It comes nearly fully assembled, offers a quality cut, and handles tough weeds with ease. Although the cord mechanism may be tricky and the wheels oddly angled, it doesn't skimp on performance. Perfect for keeping your lawn tidy without breaking a sweat or the bank.


BrandYard Machines
Cutting Width (in)20 inch
FeaturesSide Discharge
Max Cutting Height3.75"
Min Cutting Height1.25"
Power SourceGas
CategoryPush Mowers
Warranty2 Years
Weight50 Pounds

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Special Features

  • Powerful 125cc OHV Briggs & Stratton engine: This mower has a strong motor that can handle cutting grass in both small and big yards without a problem.
  • 20-inch steel cutting deck with side discharge: It's got a wide blade that cuts a lot of grass at once, and it throws the cuttings out to the side to keep your lawn looking tidy.
  • Automatic operation mode: You can push this mower around easily without having to mess with complicated settings.
  • 3-position manual deck height adjustment: You can change the height of the blades to cut your grass short, medium, or tall, depending on what you like.
  • Easy to start with included engine oil: It comes with the oil you need, so you can get it running right away. Just attach a small part with two bolts and you're ready to go.
  • Steady 7-inch wheels: The wheels are sturdy and make the mower easy to push around your yard, even over bumps and uneven ground.
  • No assembly required: You won't need any tools to put this mower together; it's ready to use as soon as you take it out of the box.
  • Light and easy to push: The mower isn't heavy, so you won't get tired pushing it around, even if you have a big yard.
  • Positive customer feedback: Other folks who've bought this mower say it's a good deal. They like that it's well-made and doesn't give them any trouble to use.
  • Durable and low maintenance: It's built to last and comes with a two-year promise that it'll work like it's supposed to, or you can get help fixing it.


  • Q:

    Does it need a spark plug if so what kind?

  • A:

    It's powered by a gasoline engine - of course it has a spark plug. RTFM (Read the Factory Manual) or call a retail seller to find out which plug type to use. Anyone who says it doesn't need a spark plug has a reading comprehension problem, or is selling a large paperweight.

  • Q:

    Can you add mulching blades?

  • A:

    I would imagine you could use a mulching blade. You'd have to cover chute.

  • Q:

    is the oil changed from the top or bottom of the mower

  • A:

    Top is where you add. It has a dipstick to check level.

  • Q:

    Are you sure the wheels adjust?

  • A:

    My son said you had to take the wheels off to adjust height.

  • Q:

    Is it easy to start? Is this mower well-built and durable in your opinion?

  • A:

    Yes and yes!

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